Salary Statistics


A career in the IT industry offers a vast variety of lucrative jobs, in six different categories, from repairing PCs to designing websites to building databases and providing security for information systems. Salaries are determined by the number of years experience as well as by education or credentials.

The following salary information has been compiled from statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can search for national median salaries (the average of all 50 states) down to the metropolitan areas of cities across the country.

View your category of interest by selecting from the drop-down menu below. By moving your cursor over the map, you can choose any of the nine regions to view the average salary for that region. From there you will be able to select the state you prefer. Then, you can continue to narrow down your search to the metropolitan areas by using the drop down menu after choosing its particular state.

Click for the Pacific region. Click for the Pacific region. Click for the Mountain region. Click for the South Central region. Click for the North Central region. Click for the South Atlantic region. Click for the North East Central region. Click for the South East Central region. Click for the Mid-Atlantic region. Click for the New England region.
Using this drop-down menu, you can view the NATIONAL salary averages within these
six IT job categories:
National Average: $59,536.00

You can be confident that your future earning potential is essentially unlimited. The satisfaction in your salary is a direct result of the investment in yourself. The following lists the salary averages along with the years of experience required for that level.

Years of Experience Average National Salary
Entry Level$36,582.00

As the demand for the IT professional increases, the job market continues to grow. Currently, the IT industry shows growth projections for occupations such as Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts at a growth rate of 53% up to the year 2016. See the Employment section for more examples.

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